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Ethnocentrism and Prejudice

Bizumic, Boris


Ethnocentrism and prejudice are two distinct, though closely related, concepts. Since the early twentieth century, social scientists have tended to see them as fundamental social scientific concepts. This article presents a brief history of how social scientists conceptualized ethnocentrism and prejudice, and discusses their study with a focus on four prominent explanations that guided empirical research: (1) evolutionary, (2) threat and conflict, (3) self-aggrandizement, and (4) socialization...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.03153-6


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